Barcelona, Spain

Governing Digital Networks and Services in Cities and Metropolitan Areas: Possibilities and Challenges of 5G Connectivity

when 20 June 2022 - 22 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 195

The goal of this course is to provide an entry point to the understanding of 5G networks, related technologies and the challenges they pose to services in cities. The governance of these networks has a direct impact on a large portfolio of city applications with various requirements ranging from high reliability to ultra-low latency going through high bandwidth and mobility. The relationship between 5G networks within information and communication technologies (ICTs) and spatial planning, is expanding the concept of “smart” from the usual scale of urban projects and cities to the regional dimension.

The course will look into the use of 5G networks for the promotion, management, and dissemination of an integrated system of services, exploring the spatial impacts of digital services and the specific governance challenges they present (regional, urban, local). It will more fundamentally address how an array of new digital services can potentially improve urban livability and efficiency by integrating urban communities through the adoption of enhanced collaborative instruments.

Course leader

Alvaro Artigas (SciencesPo Paris)

Target group

The IBEI Summer School in Global Politics, Development and Security is a program designed for graduate students and all those who have an interest in advanced knowledge of international security, international development and global politics issues. The objective is to offer different short courses on significant topics, taught by scholars and experts of international prestige. The School will enable participants to broadly discuss current developments in world politics in the light of core social-science and IR theories and perspectives. The format will be online or hybrid (face to face and online). Optionally, students may ask for an assessment in order to be able to obtain ECTS credits, provided they are recognized by their university.

Course aim

The goal of this course is to provide an entry point to the understanding of 5G networks, related technologies and the challenges they pose to services in cities. The governance of these networks has a direct impact on a large portfolio of city applications with various requirements ranging from high reliability to ultra-low latency going through high bandwidth and mobility. The relationship between 5G networks within information and communication technologies (ICTs) and spatial planning, is expanding the concept of “smart” from the usual scale of urban projects and cities to the regional dimension.

The course will look into the use of 5G networks for the promotion, management, and dissemination of an integrated system of services, exploring the spatial impacts of digital services and the specific governance challenges they present (regional, urban, local). It will more fundamentally address how an array of new digital services can potentially improve urban livability and efficiency by integrating urban communities through the adoption of enhanced collaborative instruments.

Credits info

1 EC
Participants have the opportunity to gain ECTS credits if they are recognized by their universities.

6 hour course: 1 credit = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Fee info

EUR 195: Fee for Students. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 9 June 2022
EUR 280: Fee for Professionals/Researchers. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 9 June 2022

Scholarships

A number of scholarships to cover full or half course fees will be available. In addition to the application requirements, to apply for a scholarship, interested persons must send until 20th May 2022, a letter of interest, CV and a recommendation letter